03rd Dec 2018
How do you get through the dreary, dark, sombre winter months? You book a holiday, of course. I broke the news to my friends yesterday that instead of our annual Christmas Eve get-together, I shall be on a beach some 23,000 kilometres away. But my enthusiasm was quickly curbed as soon as I was asked, “What are you packing?”. What AM I packing? Is there a local dress code? What about New Year’s Eve?
Whether travelling in December or June, there are a number of absolute travel essentials: a knockout dress, a comfortable utilitarian jumpsuit, a slip-on sandal, a multi-purpose beach bag (and suncream, of course), the perfect pair of cheerful earrings that make for easy wearing when paired with holiday classics.
If you’ve booked a month-long hiatus to Barbados or a quick rendezvous to Spain this winter, I applaud you. Take the stress out of packing by choosing fewer pieces with bigger impact. Just don’t boast about it on Instagram while we’re here battling the cold, okay?
Printed midi dress at & Other Stories
Duo printed midi dress, €89 at stories.com
The urban explorer, Uterque
Orange polka dot jumpsuit, €199 at uterque.com
The beach kaftan, Kalmar Lifesyle
Zahara dress, €912 at kalmarlifestyle.com
The bikini, Zimmerman
Corsage Safari snake-print belted bikini by Zimmerman, €392 at net-a-porter.com
The day skirt, Reformation
Chantelle skirt, €130.15 at thereformation.com
The NYE number, Kitri Studio
Bianca feather jumpsuit, €175 at kireistudio.com
The party bag, Zara
Sequinned crossbody bucket bag, €39.95 at zara.com
The summer co-ord, Emilia Wickstead
Ines floral-print linen crop top and skirt by Emilia Wickstead, €715 at matchesfashion.com
The sandal, Birkenstock
Arizona rose sandal in suede leather, €84.99 at littletreeshoes.com
The sunnies, Poppy Lissiman
The Barbara in pearl white, €68 at poppylissiman.com
The necklace, Noir Jewellery
Gold-tone charm necklace, €120 at theoutnet.com
Dazzling earrings, Anni Lu
Gold plated silver baroque pearl hoop earrings by Anni Lu, €212 at brownsfashion.com
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